Recorded LIVE on April 10, 2017 (part 1 of 2) and broadcasted LIVE on MESN Radio. Machorek and Petreski Sports Talk. Off the cuff, unrehearsed, no show prep. Topics: NBA Roundup; with two games remaining in regular season, Cavaliers and Celtics contending for top seed in Eastern Conference playoffs; Cavaliers resting LeBron James and Kyrie Irving at Heat (Cavaliers would lose later that night); Hawks overcome 26-point deficit in fourth quarter to defeat Cavaliers in overtime; Celtics def. Hornets; Raptors def. Knicks, future of Knicks; Bucks def. 76ers to clinch playoff berth; Pacers, Bulls, and Heat battling for final two playoff berths in East; Heat def. Wizards; Bulls lose to Nets, future of Nets; Russell Westbrook clinches triple-double average for a season and breaks Oscar Robertson's record for most triple-doubles in a season, Thunder def. Nuggets on Westbrook's buzzer-beating three-pointer, Westbrook vs. James Harden for MVP; Rockets def. Kings; Warriors def. Pelicans, Kevin Durant returns to lineup following 19-game absence due to injury; Western Conference playoffs preview, Warriors-Trail Blazers, Spurs-Grizzlies, Rockets-Thunder, Clippers-Jazz; discussion about resting players for whole games versus managing minutes within games throughout the season.
Audio credits: UGK ft. Outkast "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)" 2007, Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. French Montana & Infared "All the Way Up" 2016, Sean Paul "Get Busy" 2003.
Editorial Note: We performed a 55-minute broadcast. Breaks containing advertisements were removed at the 12:49, 23:48, and 37:00 marks of this recording. In the opening segment, MM referred to the Pistons coaches in the mid-2000's; he mistakenly said Rick Carlisle succeeded Larry Brown; Carlisle actually preceded Brown, who was then replaced by Flip Saunders before the 2005-06 season. In the final segment, MM commented that the Grizzlies were the only team to defeat the Warriors twice this season; the Spurs also defeated the Warriors twice this season, although the second win was when Durant was out due to injury and the other star players did not play due to rest.